The original Henry Ford's great-great-granddaughter will be auctioning off an example of one of the company's newest products next month for charity. Heal the Bay, an environmental organization focused on improving coastal water bodies in southern California is holding a fund-raising auction on May 28 in Santa Monica as part of its Bring Back the Beach gala. Elena Ford will be wielding the gavel as attendees bid on a brand new Fusion hybrid.
In addition to the auction, the event will honor Mark Attanasio, owner of the Milwaukee Brewers and artist Catherine Opie for their efforts to raise awareness of water quality and the oceans as well as their work for Heal the Bay. Google's Ocean in Google Earth will also be recognized for giving people the opportunity to explore the ocean floor from their desktops. Tickets are still available at $500 per person through www.healthebay.org/bbb.